It has often been suggested that Sofia Richie wouldn’t be the lady she has become if she isn’t the daughter of five-time Grammy Award winner, Lionel Richie. Fair enough, it would be outrageous for one to assert that being the child of one of the best-selling artists of all time has nothing to do with Sofia’s fame.
But then again, it is ridiculous to not reckon that this maiden is to a great degree, a woman of her own making. Sofia has done well for her self as a fashion model, she stormed the industry when she was only 14 and is now nurturing big dreams for the profession. Read on to learn more about who she is, her parents, siblings, wealth, and body measurements.
Bio (Age) – Who Is Sofia Richie?
Sofia was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California. She was birthed on the 24th of August and in the year 1998 to the super-popular American musician Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander, his second wife. Owing to her father’s popularity, Sofia was a big deal before her birth, she got acquainted with the life of fame at the earliest days of her life and even had the king of pop, Michael Jackson as her godfather. That was how she became a good buddy of Paris Jackson.
Although Sofia Richie has made a name for herself as a model, music was her first love. It is said that she began singing when she was only 5 and started to play the piano two years later. She received vocal lessons and did some studio work with the lead vocalist of Good Charlotte, Joel Madden. The only reason she abandoned it for a career in modeling was the pressure it brought her, everyone wanted her to match-up to her father’s attainments in the music industry.
For her education, she attended Oaks Christian School located in Westlake Village, California. Sofia was equally homeschooled for a handful of years. Her first shot at modeling was with Teen Vogue at the age of 14. She soon landed a deal with Mary Grace Swim, a swimwear company in Los Angeles before she joined London’s Select Model Management. Sofia has remained relevant in the industry and continues to feature in the advertising campaigns of popular brands like Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and their likes.
As one would expect, people are very much interested in knowing the extent of Sofia’s wealth. This has only led various platforms to quote figures that can barely be substantiated as her net worth. So far, we can only confirm that the model has accumulated quite an enviable wealth from her modeling endeavors. While the exact value of her personal riches is unknown, it is believed that her dad is worth $200 million.
Her Parents, Sister, and Other Siblings
Unlike Sofia’s father Lionel Richie, only a handful of people could tell a thing or two about her mother Diane Alexander. From what we’ve learned, Diane was born in 1967 on 16th June. Even as almost nothing is known about her life before she got married to Lionel, it is common knowledge that she pursued a career in acting, was a dancer, and a fashion designer. While you will find her listed as a choreographer in the 1990 movie, Laker Girls, she featured as a dancer in 1986 video of Lionel Richie single Dancing on the Ceiling and in 1995’s comedy, Forget Paris.
Sofia isn’t the only child of her parents, before her, they had her brother Miles Brockman; he was born on 27th May in 1994. The Diane-Lionel union which kicked off on 21st December 1995 after Lionel divorced his first wife, collapsed in 2003. With Brenda Harvey, Lionel adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo now known as Nicole Richie.
Nicole is Sofia’s only sister and she is famous for several reasons. Apart from being Joel Madden’s wife, she has earned vast admiration as a fashion model, an actress, and a television personality. Lionel and Brenda Harvey got married in 1975 and parted ways in 1993.
Height and Body Features
Hardly would anyone contend that Sofia Richie is an attractive woman. With her hazel eyes and brown hair, the model is 6 inches taller than 5 feet. She weighs 58 kg and measures 34, 26.5, and 35 inches; respectively for her bust, waist, and hips.